thats fine. its not personal. i can agree to disagree ,thats all btw i did give u credit the picture looks better than before with the new mame versions. i just feel mine are still better no need to get titchy. i havnt.
i find your grainy picture grainy and mine like real arcADES doent have this. your picture shows like you are playing on a emulated snes or something the itself isnt too bad if u like a grainy picture(im being serious) i dont see this defined black lines at the local arcade here.
yeah the reason why those stupid scanlines makes it look dark on snes9 is cos the real crt has huge light focus on one area . when you use fake scanlines like u thats why its dark and stupid. the 'scanlines' are just the gaps between the picture. its just what we were used to and it looked apt.
its better than before. the bottom picture looks good. but still i dont need to use the geom when my picture is on a 4k monitor and looking like arcade, i havnt seen a better setup than mine. vga? no i use an asus PG27UQ a great 4k HDR monitor.